Governance Forum

Metropolitan Cathedral Of The Immaculate
Governance Forum

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) proudly announces its inaugural Governance Forum, scheduled for 1-2 July 2024 at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.

Designed for Board Directors and Advisory Council members of Catholic social service providers, this event aims to explore governance challenges and opportunities, both common to the NFP sector and unique to faith-based services.

Participants will hear from a range of experts in the field, can engage in discussion, ask questions, and network with colleagues from across the country, enriching their knowledge and connections within the Catholic social service sector.

The early bird ticket, available for $300, encompasses all meals—this includes an off-site dinner on Monday evening, two lunches, and morning and afternoon tea. For tickets booked after 31 May, the price will increase to $330.

For bookings:

Commissioner Sue Woodward AMAustralian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)Governance: The role of the ACNC in the charities space, and the roles and responsibilities of Australian charities.
TrainerInstitute Community DirectorsGovernance: Training workshop on the principles of not-for-profit governance.
Fr Brian LucasCatholic MissionGovernance: Church governance and the intersection of Church and State.
Ms Megan KavanaghAustralian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER)Operating Environment: Industrial issues and updates for Boards, including the new positive duty around sexual harassment and psychosocial hazards.
Ms Kathleen DonnellonIndependent (Lawyer, Academic, Author, Board Member)Governance: Will speak about her significant personal experience on Catholic Boards and will run a reflective workshop on the role of governance body members and their mission in a Catholic context.
Professor David GilchristUniversity of Western AustraliaOperating Environment: Challenges and advocacy opportunities in the funding environment for the social services sector.

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